On an early quiet Sunday afternoon, a light rain blankets sleepy Shanghai. Something was brewing at the Live Bar in Shanghai. But things were not all quiet for very long- Noishanghai IX was taking place and it woke the dead.
Opening with Torturing Nurse it was just the jump in icy water that we needed for this event. As usual, TN never disappoints delivering massive walls of sound and screams.
Vavabond was next with great noise weaving in and out of a heavy waterfall of static. Teasing you with a gradual lift to the noise- the anticipation itself was torture.
Li Jian Hong is a legend, creating noise with his guitar and effects. His performance extends to his body, his contortions appearing as if an extension of his guitar. His mastery of his guitar and effects allow him to create precise and beautiful pieces.
The final act was an experimental musician from Japan- Marquido. Amidst all the sweat and blood his soft and gentle hums was perfect anti-climax for a powerful event.